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PreK-Elementary

Preserving History with Oral History

This is a presentation to demonstrate to elementary Social Studies teachers a way to teach Social Studies by using oral history testimonies from different periods of history.

Making the Words Come Alive, Bringing Historians into Your Classroom

Learn how to use free video conferencing to bring expert historians into your classroom. Walk away with a new-aged view of a classroom and ready to go lesson plans!

Happy Trails: Math & Social Studies on the Iditarod Trail

Dogs, competition, Alaska: what more could you want? The 2014 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail shares lessons for integrating math, geography, history, and character development while following the Iditarod!

Books Matter: Using Children's Literature to Teach About Bias, Bullying & Social Justice

Use children's literature to introduce concepts of equity into the early childhood classroom by learning about children's literature on bias, bullying and social justice and how to integrate into curriculum.

Learn How to Use Story Quilts in your Classroom

Storytelling and quilt making is an American tradition. Participants will learn how to help students learn their own or American history through quilting, as they create one of their own.

The Scablands of Eastern Washington

This session demonstrates an instructional strategy for engaging students in the study of geography, geology, Native American history and biodiversity in the area in which they live. Handouts are available.

Celebrating Excellence in Social Studies Education Research

NCSS Research Community representatives will highlight the intersection between research and social studies practice with young learners. Research on teaching and learning processes and evidence-based strategies will be presented.

Energize your Social Studies Instruction

2013 Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
The presenter will share six simple strategies that she has developed over the years that teachers can use to energize their instruction, get more out of every lesson and help students remember and LOVE social studies!

Teaching Social Justice through Literature: Common Core to Common Good

Get young students excited about social justice with books! Participants will explore examples of children's literature that set the stage for early social justice learning and development of civic responsibility.

Reading South Asia: Recommended Literature and Lesson Plans for K-8

South Asia Book Award committee members will share lesson plans and titles of winning and honor books published in 2012 and 2013. These materials help teachers explore literature from the region.

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